[webkit-dev] Using Nightly Builds as Development Binaries

Brian Barnes ggadwa at charter.net
Mon Aug 10 08:17:03 PDT 2009

The .lib file is an import library that contains stubs to all the 
functions in the DLL and automatically loads and attachs the DLL.  This 
is how much win32 shared libraries (DLLs) are packaged (otherwise you 
have to open the library yourself and search for all the entry points 
and build pointers to the functions, etc.)  I'd basically want this so I 
can use the JavaScriptCore DLL in my project (i.e., not just as an 
update for Safari.)

I'd also like to see the specific header files put in there, but that's 
not as important but would be nice.

[>] Brian

Eric Seidel wrote:
> It sounds like this mail is specifically requesting one thing:  that 
> .lib files be included in windows nightlies.  Is that correct?  (I 
> don't know what a .lib file is enough to know if this is a good idea 
> or not.)
> If that is your request, please file a bug. 
>  http://webkit.org/quality/reporting.html
> All the pieces to build nightlies can be found in here:
> http://trac.webkit.org/browser/trunk/WebKitTools
> Last I knew, Mark Rowe (reachable on 
> #webkit as bdash) builds our nightlies.
> -eric
> On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 7:37 AM, Brian Barnes <ggadwa at charter.net 
> <mailto:ggadwa at charter.net>> wrote:
>     After weeks of labor, I'm ready to switch from SpiderMonkey to
>     Nitro.  One thing that would make my life much easier is to use
>     the nightly builds as "development binary releases."  I know this
>     is a little outside their intended use.  For OS X, it's easy, I
>     just open the package and grab the framework.  For win32, though,
>     I'm missing the lib to go along with the dll.  Is it possible
>     whatever script builds the nightly could also put in the lib, and
>     even better (I can get these from the source, so it's not a big
>     deal), the interface headers for JSC (and probably those for the
>     other components.)
>     I understand that I'm basically asking for a convenience on my
>     part, but I think a lot of open source libraries have binary
>     releases and hopefully it might be simple on your end (to alter
>     some script.)
>     Thanks,
>     [>] Brian
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